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By Medicover Hospitals / 23 Dec 2020
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What is Dimethicone?

Dimethicone is a silicon-based polymer which is used in the beauty products this includes the formula of an incredibly smooth, velvety, slippery feel. It is not only used for the sensory properties but also helps to temporarily smooth fine lines and wrinkles functions as an emollient. Also, this medication has some occlusive properties which prevent water loss by creating a seal or barrier in the skin.

  1. Dimethicone Uses
  2. Dimethicone Side Effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Citations

Dimethicone Uses:

Dimethicone is used as a moisturizer for treating dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritation. Emollients are the substances which soften and moisturize the skin also helps in decreasing the itchiness and flaking of the skin. Mostly this medication is used for protecting the skin against severe irritation. Dry skin is caused due to excessive loss of water in the upper layer of the skin layer. Emollients work as forming an oily layer on top of the skin which traps water inside the skin.

Dimethicone Side effects:

Some of the common side effects of Dimethicone are:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Irritation

Some of the serious adverse effects of Dimethicone are:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble Breathing

If you have any of these serious symptoms immediately contact your doctor for further assistance. In any case, due to Dimethicone if you get any kind of reactions in your body try avoiding it.

A doctor advised you to take the medicines by seeing your problems and the benefits of this medicine are greater than the side effects. Majority of the people who use this medicine don’t show any side effects. Get medical help immediately if you get any serious Dimethicone side effects.

Precautions:

Before taking Dimethicone talk to your doctor if you’re allergic to it or any other medications. The medication may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some serious allergic reaction or can lead to some other problems.

If you are having any serious health problems contact your doctor immediately like:

  • Skin Cuts
  • Skin Infections
  • Sores

Check the label for any warnings or ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need to take special precautions when exposed to the sun. Your doctor/pharmacist may suggest that you limit your time in the sun, avoid tanning booths and sunlamps, and wear sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have blisters/redness on your skin. Some products can make acne worse. If your skin is prone to breakouts, look for the word "non-comedogenic" on the label. Some products can stain/discolour clothing.

How to use Dimethicone Cream?

Use Dimethicone as directed by the doctors. Some of the products may require priming before its use. Follow the direction written on the product package.

Some of the products should be shaken before its use. Check the label to see if the bottle should be shaken or not. Apply the cream to the affected area of the skin or as directed by the doctor. How often you apply the medication depends on the type of product and the type of skin condition. For treating dry hands use Dimethicone medication each time you wash your hands. If you’re using the product for treating diaper rash first clean the area and allow the area to dry before applying the product.

If you are using Dimethicone for treating the radiation skin burns, check with radiation personnel for seeing if the brand should be applied before the radiation therapy or not.

Follow the direction written on the label. Apply the ointment on the skin only. Avoid applying the skin on the sensitive areas like eyes, mouth, nose and vaginal area. Check the label for the direction of any areas or types of skin to be applied on.

Use Dimethicone cream regularly for getting the most benefit from it. Most of the moisturizers need water for working well. Apply the product after taking a proper shower. For dry skin the doctor may instruct you to soak the area before using the product.

Missed Dose:

The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.

Overdose:

Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Dimethicone tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.

Interactions:

If you are using this product as directed by your doctor, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist. If your doctor has directed you to use this product, or if you use any prescription products on the skin, inform your doctor or pharmacist of all herbal or nonprescription products that you may use, including other skin care products. Keep a list of all your medications with you and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Storage:

Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.

Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).

Before taking Dimethicone consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Dimethicone rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travelling to avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Dimethicone.

Dimethicone vs. Simethicone

Dimethicone Simethicone
Dimethicone is a silicon-based polymer which is used in the beauty products this includes the formula of an incredibly smooth, velvety, slippery feel Simethicone is an anti-flatulence medication. The medication works in the stomach and intestines for changing the surface tension of gas bubbles.
Dimethicone is used as moisturizer for treating dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritation. Emollients are the substances which soften and moisturize the skin and also help in decreasing the itchiness and flaking of the skin. The medication is used for relieving the symptoms for extra gas such as belching, bloating and feelings of pressure in the stomach.
Some of the serious adverse effects of Dimethicone are:
  • Allergic reaction
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Some of the serious side effects of Simethicone are:
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Loss of Appetite,
  • Frequently Asked Questions:

    Dimethicone is a silicon-based polymer which is used in the beauty products this includes the formula of an incredibly smooth, velvety, slippery feel. Emollients are the substances which soften and moisturize the skin also helps in decreasing the itchiness and flaking of the skin.
    Dimethicone is safe skincare which claims irritation, minimizes redness and protects the skin from further damage.
    Some of the serious adverse effects of Dimethicone are:
    • Allergic reaction
    • Rash
    • Itching
    Follow the direction written on the label. Apply the ointment on the skin only. Avoid applying the skin on the sensitive areas like eyes, mouth, nose and vaginal area. Check the label for the direction of any areas or types of skin to be applied on.

    Citations:

  • Dimethicone, https://pascal-francis.inist.fr/vibad/index.php?action=getRecordDetail&idt=4508586"
  • Dimethicone for skin,https://web.a.ebscohost.com/abstract?direct=true&profile=ehost&scope=site&authtype=crawler&jrnl=18180876&AN=83717846&h=GO2GWf%2fl7JwHrHTKaTkeo1wvZ%2bpDXjUfZ7qMDudGm8WXVOKAR37HqyRCjzpx%2fymmETrMBrERm1qY0g6Kt%2bxSMg%3d%3d&crl=c&resultNs=AdminWebAuth&resultLocal=ErrCrlNotAuth&crlhashurl=login.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26profile%3dehost%26scope%3dsite%26authtype%3dcrawler%26jrnl%3d18180876%26AN%3d83717846
  • Dimethicone Hair Care,https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/246049